15 December 2007
Craft, Inc. Review
For the last couple of months, the book Craft, Inc. has been making the blog rounds. Written by Meg Mateo Ilasco, it seems to be the "must read" for everyone setting up Etsy shops and longing to do their craft full time.
I read the book back in November and would recommend it to others. While I found some information rather basic and common sense (and readily available on the web for free), the book has inspiring profiles of independent designers who "went pro," including Jonathan Adler and Port2Port Press. There's also a handy list of web resources in the back of the book, information on building wholesale accounts, and tips on considering trade shows. Overall, it's a good reminder of all the things I should be doing . . . someday.